About the Language Centre

The Language Centre is a division of the Centre for Intercultural Language Practice (ZIKS) in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences.

The Language Centre organises the programme of language courses for the University as a whole. The courses are available to all students. Courses are currently offered in 15 different languages:

English, French, Spanish, German as a second language, Arabic, Chinese, Danish, Italian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Swedish, Swahili.

In addition to these courses which take place during the semester, intensive language courses are also offered in the holidays.

The courses are normally free of charge for registered students, i.e. also for international students in degree programmes or for exchange students (e.g. Erasmus students).

Only intensive courses during the semester (German courses) and other language courses during the semester break are fee-paying.

For more information please click on a title to your left or have a look at the FAQ box below.

Contact

Sabine Kirschenhofer

Head of Languages, Language Centre

Building 22 , Room 204
Sabine Kirschenhofer+49 661 9640-477
Consultation hours
No office hours at the moment.

Frequently Asked Questions

This semester's language courses

Language courses during the semester

The course catalogue for all languages in the current semester can be found online on our portal "horstl".

Information on German intensive courses is available under "German as a Foreign Language".

Online Courses for Self-Study

"Speexx" Online Course for Additional Practice

Study German or other languages whenever you have time at your own place and your own pace. You can practice "just for fun" or take an exam based on your online course at the end of the semester - with credit points.

We offer online courses in German, English, French, Spanish, and Italian! They are available for all students and members of staff!

Find out more about using the "Speexx" online course here.

Exam results and certificates

Exam results and certification

All language exam results, for compulsory courses and voluntary additional courses, are forwarded to the examination office ("Prüfungsamt") towards the end of each semester break.

The Language Centre will not normally send you any certificates. If you need one, pleases pick it up at the info desk in building 23 (formerly building Q). Certificates are ready to be picked up at the beginning of the semester following your exam.

The deadline for grades is the beginning of the semester following your exam.

Students who need their grades earlier than usual (i.e. before the end of the semester break after the exam) are asked to notify their teachers.

The grades (no names / with matriculation numbers) are also posted in building 22 on the second floor between rooms 202 and 204.


Info Desk: certificates and information

Language course certificates are available at the start of the following semester from the Information Desk in Building 23 (formerly "Q").

Opening times can be found on our German website.

If no member of staff is available at the Information Desk, please contact the Secretariat (P 202) or Language Centre (Room P 204).

Information Desk Tel.: 0661 /9640-4666

The "DSH" exam for future students

German Language Exam "DSH"

The DSH is a German test at level C1/C2 that future students normally need to take if their study programme is taught in German.

Find out more on the DSH and DSH exam dates this year.